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5 Colleges Request One Homeschooler for Full Tuition Scholarship Competitions

5 Colleges Request One Homeschooler for Full Tuition Scholarship Competitions
I was so excited when I was talking with my Gold Care Club member, Lori, from Idaho. Her homeschooler had been invited to FIVE full tuition scholarshi...
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Lee Binz
Hi, Melissa. Unfortunately we don't have more details about the classes that Lori found for Sam. Maybe google SAT prep class in y... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 19:06
Melissa Hunt
Wow! Congratulations to Lori and Sam! I’d like to know more about the private SAT prep class that he attended. Do you happen to ... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:45
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Add an Abbreviated Activities List to Your Transcript

Add an Abbreviated Activities List to Your Transcript
It's important to include an abbreviated activity list on your homeschool transcript to show the uniqueness of your child in a quick overview. Learn m...
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Carbonite Can Save Your Bacon

Carbonite Can Save Your Bacon
What's better than bacon? Keeping your files safe with Carbonite! {Note: this post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but sadly, not enough for a latte.}   Most homeschoolers don’t have the time or energy to back up all their data like that, but disasters can happen.  A single computer virus, a major computer crash, or a household disaster or theft can destroy all the hard work you put...
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Top 10 Take-Aways from The College Launch [Virtual] Convention

Top 10 Take-Aways from The College Launch [Virtual] Convention
Parents and teens loved the free convention classes last month! The response was so phenomenal in these courses, I have identified a huge need in the ...
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Elizabeth Barnett
My two high school juniors and I enjoyed the College Launch Convention. I think that my children were given a lot of good informa... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 23:59
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Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]

Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]
A degree in teaching will NOT make you a better home educator. Certified teachers often struggle to let go of teaching and testing. Those skills are i...
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From Transcript Intimidation to Confident Excitement in Just One Hour

From Transcript Intimidation to Confident Excitement in Just One Hour
They call me the "Homeschool consultant who won't make you cry." When I gave my free class on transcripts last month, I said the class was a "No-Trans...
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How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript

How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript
Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. by Author When your child is working hard o...
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Lee Binz
I'm so glad to help, Cindi! I figure if a student is just doing a little test prep, then adding it to your English class makes sen... Read More
Monday, 12 March 2018 17:40
Cindi Goertz
This was very helpful--and timely as our daughter just took the SAT and has logged many hours in prep for that as well as the PSAT... Read More
Sunday, 11 March 2018 13:05
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How to Change a College Scholarship Policy

How to Change a College Scholarship Policy
Here is the problem. Colleges all have very unique, very different policies from one another. In addition, college admission policies can change over ...
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The HomeScholar 2017 Impact Report

The HomeScholar 2017 Impact Report
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you! I've been taking a look back on my 2017 year at The HomeScholar so I could add it to my "about u...
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Lee Binz
Thanks so much Jessica! What a kind thing to say! Blessings, Lee
Saturday, 17 February 2018 20:48
Guest — Jessica
Primarily because of your books, webinars, and free training, I have hope that we are well "on the road" to homeschooling high sch... Read More
Saturday, 17 February 2018 13:14
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Training Teens: Prepare for Independent Living

Training Teens: Prepare for Independent Living
One day, someday, our children will be living on their own. They will sink or swim based on the skills we have given them, and their ability to adapt ...
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Send Thank You Notes by Email to Demonstrate Interest

Send Thank You Notes by Email to Demonstrate Interest
Each time you and your child interact with a college, the student should send a "Thank You" note by email within a few days of their visit. In the pas...
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Jodie Masella Masella
This is great information! Thank you!
Friday, 16 February 2018 04:25
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How to Submit Your Comprehensive Homeschool Records

How to Submit Your Comprehensive Homeschool Records
After all the blood, sweat, and tears of creating comprehensive homeschool records, you have to submit them to colleges in order to reap the rewards. ...
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 7 Ways a Morning Meeting Makes Homeschooling Better

 7 Ways a Morning Meeting Makes Homeschooling Better
Do you have morning meetings with your students? A short daily check-in with each child can make your homeschooling run more smoothly in these 7 ...
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Massive Open Online Courses [MOOCs] For Homeschool Students

Massive Open Online Courses [MOOCs] For Homeschool Students
Do you know how your teen can find and gain admission to a perfect fit college? I do! Click to register for my free class: College Applications Simply...
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Guest — Rebecca
I tried a Creative Writing course on Coursera. I wouldn’t recommend this type of course to my graduating sons. Anything considere... Read More
Thursday, 06 August 2020 20:42
Robin
Thank you for the fantastic info, Rebecca! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thursday, 06 August 2020 21:24
Lee Binz
Sandra, thanks os much for sharing your first-hand experience! I really appreciate it. Blessings, Lee
Monday, 03 September 2018 14:52
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3 High School Tips from Stacie

3 High School Tips from Stacie
Stacie had some wonderful success with her oldest son, after homeschooling high school. Read this note of encouragement from Stacie and take heart! "I...
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More Encouraging Posts

  • Make Laundry Fun Again

     My Gold Care Club member Anne takes her laptop into the laundry room, and listens to my classes while folding laundry .

    Anne said, "You make folding laundry so much more fun , now!"  

    Funny thing... I mentioned about Anne folding laundry in my online class the other night, and she was in the class with me! So they next day

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  • How to Put Crochet on Your Homeschool Transcript

    How to Put Crochet on Your Homeschool Transcript

    You know you want to include fabulous fun electives on your homeschool transcript. But how? How do you put crocheting and other delight directed learning on a high school transcript!?

    crochet on your transcript


    You know you want to include fabulous fun electives on your homeschool transcript. But how? How do you put crocheting and other handcrafts on a high school transcript!?

    Mandi asked,
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  • Homeschool Test Preparation for College Admission Tests

    When your child is working hard on studying for college admission tests, like the SAT® or ACT®, you may be accumulating enough hours to make this a class, and put it on your child's transcript. Let me provide some simple do's and don'ts for using test prep and putting it on a homeschool transcript. 

    Please note that as of January 2021, The College

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  • The Psychology of Letting Go (with a Success Story)

    Letting go is tough. It's even tougher when you are a homeschool parent. Being with our children 24 hours a day provides its struggles, yes, but it provides such great joy, as well! There can be success along the way.


    psychology of letting go


    Joyce and I have worked together for years as part of my Gold Care Club , getting all her homeschool records

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